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I. Introduction. Roger Ascham. 'Of imitation': The scholemaster (book II) 1570. Richard Willes. From Poemat -- II. Juttenham. The arte of English poesie. 1589. Sir John Harington. A preface or rather a briefe apologie of poetrie, prefixed to the translation of Orlando Furioso. 1591. Thomas Nash. Preface to Sidney's Astrophel and Stella. 1591. Gabriel Harvey. From Foure letters. 1592. Thomas Nash. From Strange newes ... 1592. Gabriel Harvey: I. From Pierce's Supererogation. 1593. II. From A new letter of notable contents. 1593. Richard Carew. The excellency of the English tongue. ?1595-6. George Chapman: I. Preface to Seaven bookes of the Iliades of Homere. 1598. II. Dedication, &c. of Achilles shield. 1598. Francis Meres. From Palladis Tamia. 1598. William Vaughan. From The golden grove. 1600. Thomas Campion. Observations in the art of English poesie. 1602. Samuel Daniel. A defence of ryme. ?1603. Appendix. Notes.